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  1. Nov. 18, 2019Graduate LaTex-writing Workshop

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) will be hosting an introduction to LaTeX workshop on Thursday December 5, at the Science Teaching Complex (STC), presenting the basics of writing academic and professional papers, including your thesis. Using Overleaf, presenters will share how to include images, design beautiful mathematical equations, and show how to easily manage your documents.   

    Full-day and afternoon only registration options are available.

  2. Nov. 14, 2019International Education Week

    From November 18-22, the University of Waterloo will be joining over 100 countries to celebrate International Education Week (IEW)

    Activities, programs, and events promoting the opportunities and benefits of international education will be held by a variety of campus partners. Events this year will include a photo contest, student panels, a keynote speaker and more!

    For full details, check out the events page.

  3. Nov. 7, 2019Graduate Student Medical Leave Award

    Effective since January 1, 2018 eligible research-based master's and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g, physical or mental health) may be eligible to receive a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award, valued at a maximum of $5,000. 

    Students must have been registered full time for at least one academic term and have been in receipt of a financial package from their Department/School in the term immediately prior to going inactive for medical reasons.

    Masters, Doctoral

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  1. Nov. 26, 2019Group work, CTE1008 (Fall 2019)

    Group work is often used as a tool to increase collaborative learning. Students are assigned to learn (as a group or independently) and have to come together and share their knowledge with one another.  In teams/groups, they will often have to produce deliverables on which they are assessed. Depending on the context, students often have mixed experiences with group work. Without careful planning, it may be infuriating for both the instructor and the students.

  2. Nov. 27, 2019Networking for Job Search (Fall 2019)

    In this interactive workshop, you will discuss the value of making connections as part of a job search strategy.  You will explore networking strategies and identify your own action plan.

    Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

    To browse and register for Centre for Career Action (CCA) workshops and events, follow these steps:

  3. Nov. 29, 2019Managing Difficult Conversations (for grad students and postdocs)

    This workshop will guide you through a step-by-step process to plan and conduct effective conversations around difficult issues that you may experience with your supervisor. We will cover scenarios that you might encounter during grad school such as: the level or effectiveness of research supervision, the need for accommodations or additional supports, advice about career paths, or expectations about workload or work-life balance.

    This is a specialized workshop for graduate students and postdocs.

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  1. Nov. 6, 2019Recognizing, building and articulating skills: The Foundations experience
    Professional Skills Foundations logo

    In summer 2019, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs celebrated the first completions of Professional Skills Foundations (Foundations), including those by Irina Oltean and Swakshar Saha. To learn more about what it’s like to participate in Foundations, I checked-in with Irina and Swakshar to hear about their experience.

  2. Oct. 18, 2019GRADflix - Make every frame a painting
    The GRADflix winners pose on the red carpet

  3. Sep. 27, 2019Keys to research productivity: Work-life balance in the Waterloo Region
    Rocks balanced on the beach

    How does one avoid burnout in grad school, and maintain a high degree of personal effectiveness in one’s “GRADventure?” The answer to that is “don’t forget to have fun” – relaxation is key. ... Take advantage of what is around. There are many things one can do in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas.

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